Buckle your seatbelts: we’re stretching this story out to another week. As the discourse around click-farms and Apple chart manipulation continued to swell last week, a producer named John Perotti was contacted over LinkedIn by someone claiming to be a “podcast promoter” on Fiverr, the online freelance services marketplace. Perotti, who manages podcast production at […]
Earlier this month, I noticed something strange on the iTunes podcast charts: a bunch of shows I’d never seen before were in the top spots, even pushing “The Joe Rogan Experience” out of the top 20. Others noticed, too. A day or so later, everything went back to roughly the way it was before, leaving […]
Let’s reiterate a few things.
Here’s a familiar scene: I’m trying to pass the time, so I pull up the Apple Podcast charts to see what the youths are up to. (Ha.) This was my Sunday afternoon, and by that point, I hadn’t looked at the charts in a good few weeks. Part of this has to do with the […]
The episode listings for some podcasts disappeared on the platform this morning. A mystery for the ages!
Some larger, complicated questions we didn’t get to.
Phew, back to normal
ATLANTA MONSTER NUMBERS. Despite how you may feel about the true-crime podcast collaboration between HowStuffWorks and Tenderfoot — and from what I’ve been seeing, there are abundant feelings flying in all directions — the podcast is putting up considerable numbers for a limited-run series, according to data given to Fast Company. At this point in […]